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Making Development Faster on Firefox

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I noticed that loading MarkUs from localhost with Firefox was taking much much longer than it took with Chrome or even IE.  I thought this was just due to my many development add-ons but when I looked at the page loading with firebug I noticed that most of the time was spent on DNS lookup.  From searching online, it seems that this is a known issue that occurs because Firefox is trying to find an IPV6 address for localhost but only receiving an IPV4 address.

To make things faster, go to about:config and set network.dns.ipv4OnlyDomains to the value “localhost”.  Now Firefox only tries to find an IPV4 address 🙂

Written by Evan

June 29th, 2010 at 11:02 am

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